Special events -

from the River Thames you can enjoy a unique view of New Year’s fireworks, London’s history, Elvis rocking the boat and much more besides.

All year round we put on special cruises deploying vessels from our large fleet to fit the occasion.  Whichever cruise you choose, the River Thames is a magical backdrop, helping you make special memories.

Through the year we vary our special events according to what’s on, who’s interesting and what you will enjoy. New Year’s Eve is our biggest night out and has long been a popular draw.


Elvis Dinner Cruise - Save up to 20% in January

Join us on one river cruise that's truly Rock'n'Roll and enjoy a dinner with a difference.

The River Thames will stage a 3-course dining cruise with live Elvis tribute performance and Elvis 'Disco' .Elvis tribute artist Ben Thompson gives a stunning performance as Elvis, singing his way up and down the river.


Christmas Cruises

We will start the seasonal fun around the beginning of December and continue on Christmas Day itself.

Whether you’re colleagues or friends on a party night out, a family with children, or looking for something original to do on the big day, we have something for you. Stunning views and the magic of the river will make your day or night out in the Christmas season a truly memorable experience.

Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinner on the R.S.Hispaniola

Murder Mystery Dinner

​A murder is afoot with this mystery dinner evening on the moored restaurant ship the RS Hispaniola.

Immerse yourself in an evening of super sleuthing with an interactive dining experience which includes a 3 course dinner with tea and coffee and half a bottle of wine. Can you assist Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery?


New Year's Eve

Welcome in the New Year with sophistication and style on the ultimate party boats.

After enjoying fine dining, drinks and live entertainment, you'll be in sight of London's spectacular fireworks display on the banks of the Thames. Our cruises range from full-on dinners to speedboat rides and more.


Comedy Nights

The R.S. Hispaniola are laughing their heads off throughout 2017 with a host of comedy events from January to December.

You can also combine each event with a meal in our restaurant or pre-order discounted food and drink. 

Come. Have a laugh, have a meal, have a drink, have fun.

The R.S. Hispaniola is a moored restaurant ship located on the River Thames alongside Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye.

Other City Cruises dining experiences


A traditional tea – on the River Thames.

Afternoon tea
Adult (13+)


What better way to start your evening?

Adult (18+)